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09-14-19, 04:30 AM
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Posted By limbot

Beautiful day and hit the local MTB park ...

Beautiful day and hit the local MTB park
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06-29-19, 01:17 AM
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Posted By limbot

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After losing my 2013 Trek DS 8.4 in Vietnam.......
06-29-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

Well after some time off from a cycling accident...

Well after some time off from a cycling accident (5 shattered rubs, broken collar) a week in hospital and recovery time....
12-03-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

Sorry, can't tell you . If you look above at one...

Sorry, can't tell you . If you look above at one of my posts, my DS is sadly no more and is a real gravel bike ( under 5 foot of gravel). I'd actually put the OEM LT3s back in for use in Vietnam so...
12-03-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

I had Kenda Small Block 8 2.0" tires on the 2014...

I had Kenda Small Block 8 2.0" tires on the 2014 DS 8.4.

Worked a treat, only not good for very muddy conditions.

Minimal clearance but enough to not get into too much trouble :)
...
12-02-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

Last known picture of my DS ( Nha Trang...

Last known picture of my DS ( Nha Trang 17/11/2018) (Look closely) :)


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11-29-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

Yes , luckily all our friends are OK . I'm more...

Yes , luckily all our friends are OK . I'm more worried about the remote local communities. We went through a Cat 2 Typhoon over there last year and after seeing the devastation from that while doing...
11-28-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

Been a while since I posted here. I've been...

Been a while since I posted here. I've been living the last year and a half in Vietnam and took my road bike initially and then later shipped over my Trek DS. Cycling's a way of life over there, not...
06-26-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,142
Posted By limbot

Hey mate Years down the track and still...

Hey mate

Years down the track and still using. They suit my purposes well :)

The ones I have are the wired (I'm a cheap bugger :) )
01-02-17, 05:11 PM
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Posted By limbot

Little multi use reserve about 5 minutes from...

Little multi use reserve about 5 minutes from where I'm house sitting at the moment.

Heaps of firetrails and single track of various degrees of condition.

Also lots of sand, so lucky I've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 310,264
Posted By limbot

The Pipeline Track, Mount Wellington, Tasmania ...

The Pipeline Track, Mount Wellington, Tasmania

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 352,689
Posted By limbot

Strait Road, Lulworth, Tasmania Australia. ...

Strait Road, Lulworth, Tasmania Australia.

Actually on an Army Live Firing Range though the locals assure me they have had a live firing for a LONG time.

Leads to the Bass Strait the stretch...
10-06-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

The big issue is rear stay clearance. I tried a...

The big issue is rear stay clearance. I tried a number of knobblies which Just cleared the stays or just rubbed against the stays. It's the edge knobs that cause issues.

In the end I put...
09-28-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

orzecap If you've got the Trek ergogrips...

orzecap

If you've got the Trek ergogrips then you just have to loosen the bolt, move the grips inwards, remove the bar ends and bolt on the ergosticks, retighten ergogrips.

If you've got...
09-28-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

Hey orzecap. They're the BBB Ergosticks...

Hey orzecap.

They're the BBB Ergosticks small.

BBB Cycling : Bike parts (http://bbbcycling.com/bike-parts/bar-ends/BBE-16)

Best $25 I spent on the bike I reckon :)
09-28-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

51 here ..... Yes the DS is a gateway drug, but...

51 here ..... Yes the DS is a gateway drug, but I've gone the opposite way.

2013 DS 8.4 -> Ridley X-Bow Cyclocross -> Avanti Cadent Endurance Road (all about a year apart)

Sold the Cyclocross,...
09-23-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,224
Posted By limbot

One of the tricks that's worked for me is to set...

One of the tricks that's worked for me is to set yourself some goals. They don't have to be big ones maybe extended in your distance by 5 km or making it up that incline or Hill, ride to a certain...
09-23-16, 01:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,224
Posted By limbot

For me it's been about fitness rather than weight...

For me it's been about fitness rather than weight loss being an (ex) 30 year+ smoker.

It killed me to ride 2km when I first got the bike. But 4 years, lots of rides slowly increasing the...
09-21-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,152
Posted By limbot

2.1" suits MY needs ( mostly trail) :)

2.1" suits MY needs ( mostly trail) :)
09-14-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

Oooh, I like that look of that :) That's why you...

Oooh, I like that look of that :) That's why you buy a front suspended hybrid :)
09-12-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

Im running Kenda Small Block 8 2.1"s on my 2013...

Im running Kenda Small Block 8 2.1"s on my 2013 DS8.4
09-07-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

Crappie man Congratulations, which model? ...

Crappie man Congratulations, which model?

I'm 51 and started riding about 4 years ago. Probably the fittest I've been since the mid 80's now. Should have started MUCH sooner.



Make sure...
09-07-16, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,723
Posted By limbot

You'll be fine with the Verve on that. I do...

You'll be fine with the Verve on that. I do worse ( softer, potholier, corregateder) than that on my road bike with 25mm road tires.

Enjoy!
09-06-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,706
Posted By limbot

Pool noodles are versatile... :) ...

Pool noodles are versatile... :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/limbot/IMG_20160905_172054_zpsjgzbfk4m.jpg...
09-02-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,335
Posted By limbot

Sorry don't know much about fenders. I wear the...

Sorry don't know much about fenders. I wear the streak of mud up my back like a badge of honour (or is that stupidity? :))

Will probably depend on the brand/type of fenders you use.
09-01-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,335
Posted By limbot

Hey GennyL, Yeah that's the ones. You...

Hey GennyL,

Yeah that's the ones. You should be able to get your fingernails/blade or something like that under it and just slowly pull/wiggle it out. If I can I'll try and find the one's I've...
09-01-16, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,335
Posted By limbot

GennyL, Assume you mean the little plastic plugs?...

GennyL, Assume you mean the little plastic plugs? You just need to get you fingernails under the top and wiggle out. Shouldn't be too hard but also not easy if that makes sense. They are not...
08-19-16, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By limbot

My DS 8.4 was my first and gateway bike. I mainly...

My DS 8.4 was my first and gateway bike. I mainly ride an endurance road bike these days ( about 3 times a week ) but I make an effort once a week to take the 8.4 for a trail ride. It's actually...
08-16-16, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,786
Posted By limbot

I bought the DS , had that for a year and wanted...

I bought the DS , had that for a year and wanted to try dropbar so bought a second hand Ridley X-Bow CX at a good price, rode that for a year then bought a Endurance Road bike. Sold the Ridley...
08-15-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,786
Posted By limbot

TCX is their Cyclocross bike. Not really made...

TCX is their Cyclocross bike. Not really made for commuting etc but for short, fast cyclocross races. That being said I rode a Ridley X-Bow CX bike as my commute/ride bike for a year.

The...
08-14-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

I'm of the firm belief if it ain't broke don't...

I'm of the firm belief if it ain't broke don't fix it and to replace stuff as they wear out. That being said the first things I changed on my 2013 DS 8.4 was the 3 contact points (after finding them...
08-12-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

Another attack today on the North South Track...

Another attack today on the North South Track down here, one of the premier rides in Tassie. Biggest change this time was running the 2.1 Kenda Small Block 8s rather than the 38mm OEM LT3s. ...
07-29-16, 04:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 27,797
Posted By limbot

Upgrading already ColonelSanders or n+1? :p

Upgrading already ColonelSanders or n+1? :p
06-29-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 638,194
Posted By limbot

According to that spec sheet 42/28 so looks like...

According to that spec sheet 42/28 so looks like they've gone lower gearing and maybe they've gone 2x10 with a dual ring (can't confirm as SRAM says "This product is installed on bicycles as original...
06-27-16, 12:07 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 82,274
Posted By limbot

Really like that. To me kinda a new twist on an...

Really like that. To me kinda a new twist on an old theme :)

Not a colour I'd ride but looks good :)
06-26-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,086
Posted By limbot

When I first bought the bike figured a rack and...

When I first bought the bike figured a rack and bag would be useful

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06-15-16, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By limbot

Agree with obed7 , mostly likely fit. Heck I've...

Agree with obed7 , mostly likely fit. Heck I've done 60+ km road rides on my DS 8.4 without any issues. The FX should me more than capable.

Assuming that the bike isn't WAY too big or WAY too...
06-14-16, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

Welcome @bobbasaur...

Welcome @bobbasaur (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=440007) ! I've ridden a few Polygons while travelling around Bali though most of them have been very poorly maintained hotel bikes :p
...
06-13-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By limbot

When I first started riding I started with Map My...

When I first started riding I started with Map My Ride. As mentioned above as I got more "serious" about cycling found a lot of the shortcomings of MapMyRide and moved to Strava. It was VERY...
06-12-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By limbot

Strava is definitely the way to go. You can...

Strava is definitely the way to go. You can "grow" into it as you get more "serious" and there's also third party sites that integrate with it nicely when you get really "serious".
06-12-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

So this weekend was supposed to be 100km+ road...

So this weekend was supposed to be 100km+ road ride weekend but the weather has been so crap: windy, wet and wild. Luckily it's a long weekend for the Queens birthday as due to commitments wasnt...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By limbot

Yep I'd been looking at a new CX for months and...

Yep I'd been looking at a new CX for months and months. Went to a Trek demo day and demoed a $13k Emonda. Took it on a bit of gravel and decided that I didn't really want a CX bike and ended up...
05-30-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By limbot

Rediscovered cycling after 47 years, 4 years...

Rediscovered cycling after 47 years, 4 years later I'm the fittest I've been since the early 80s.

Good luck finding a mighty steed :)
05-30-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,587
Views: 550,517
Posted By limbot

After 30 years on the smokes finally managed to...

After 30 years on the smokes finally managed to give them the flick. Wanting to increase my fitness started walking but found it playing absolute havoc with me knees. A blood disorder means I've...
05-29-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

katsup, like the looks of that meandering road on...

katsup, like the looks of that meandering road on the hill side. Whereabouts are you ?
05-28-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

Nice weekend down here visiting friends in the...

Nice weekend down here visiting friends in the north of the state.

A 15km road ride and a 10km gravel road leads to....
...
05-18-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,314
Posted By limbot

That was just indicative of the style of bike...

That was just indicative of the style of bike you're probably after :)
05-17-16, 11:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,314
Posted By limbot

It's always a bit of a bit of a compromise and...

It's always a bit of a bit of a compromise and will really depend on your individual requirements.

Suspension seat/post - will be more comfortable but at the expense of efficiency. As you pedal...
05-17-16, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

@side_FX...

@side_FX (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=216816) luckily with the standard grips on the 2013 DS 8.4 it's just a matter of removing bar end plugs, undoing a couple of screws, shift the grips...
05-15-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 494,733
Posted By limbot

Hey @side_FX...

Hey @side_FX (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=216816)

They're BBB Ergostiks smalls (http://bbbcycling.com/bike-parts/bar-ends/BBE-16) .


I originally went to my LBS and they gave me...
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